The Osprey Podcast
Dr Michele Ufer - Motivation and Goals
Season 2, Ep. 5
Dr.MicheleUfer-Motivation &GoalsIn this week’s episode, we chat to sports psychologistand extreme endurance athlete,Dr.MicheleUfer.Michele reveals the psychology behind effective goal setting and how to find and keep motivated.
Project Vertical with Fergus Crawley & Jonny Pain
Season 2, Ep. 4
In this week’s episode, we chat to Osprey adventurers, Jonathan Pain and Fergus Crawley.With a passion for raising awareness and funds for men’s mental health, Jonathan and Fergus spoke with us about their challenge in November last year, Project Vertical. The challenge saw them ascend the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, 22 times in 11 days for Movember, with a focus on mental health to encourage men not to suffer in silence. We also hear about how they trained for the challenge and their own battles with mental health.
Season 2, Ep. 3
In our latest podcast episode we sit down with Tom Entwistle, Vice President of Product and Sales EMEA at Osprey Europe to reveal what life at Osprey is really like and what drives us. As well as discussing the future of pack technologies, sustainability and how enjoying the outdoors is more important than ever.
Steve Barron - Hemp Farming, A Sustainable High
Season 2, Ep. 2
In this week’s episode, we chat to hemp farmer and renowned Music Video, TV and Film director, Steve Barron.Steve talks us through thebenefits of farming hemp and its many applications throughout various industries as a sustainable, organic fibre.He also teaches us about its tumultuous past and why it has been held back from mass production until, potentially, the near future.We also hear about Steve’s personal history as a highly acclaimed Music Video, TV and Film director, having worked on Billie Jean, Aha’s “Take On Me”, Toto’s “Africa” and many more.He evengives us some insight in to how he brought the highest grossing independent film of all time to the big screen.Wrapping up, Steve tells us what is needed next to help hemp reach it’s full potential as a revolutionary sustainable crop.
Nimsdai Purja MBE - Beyond Possible
Season 2, Ep. 1
In this week’s episode, we chat to Superhuman Mountaineer and extreme adventurer, Nimsdai Purja MBE.As a child, born without even a pair of flip flops to his name, Nimsdai tells us about his journey from humble beginnings to becoming a record breaking mountaineer through Project Possible, where he climbed 14 of the world’s highest peaks in under 7 months.We also hear about his time in the Ghurkas and how Nimsdai became the first ever Ghurka to pass selection for the elite UK Special Forces, the SBS.Nimsdai also tells us about his recent challenges including the writing of his debut book “Beyond Possible” and his newest extreme sport endeavour, the adrenaline fuelled “Speedflying”.Closing the episode, Nimsdai continues with his usual character and gives us only 1 single recommend for his 3 lockdown recommends… What do you think it could be?
Anna McNuff - The Barefoot Runner
Season 1, Ep. 10
In this week’s episode, we chat to barefoot runner, author, story-teller and accomplished adventurer, Anna McNuff.As the child of 2 Olympians, Anna tells us about her experiences battling her own expectations, finding her own path and seeking fulfilment through the challenge of adventure.We hear from the "Barefoot Britain" athlete about how to go from running in shoes, to running without them and all the trials that come with that transition. Plus, Anna takes us through the benefits of "trigger-point therapy" to relieve tension and alleviate pain when taking on major endurance challenges.Anna also takes us through her books "Llama Drama" and "100 Adventures To Have Before You Grow Up", the latter of which, offers up a plethora of creative ways to seek adventure, often from your own home.Wrapping up the episode, Anna gives us the best UK and Europe based adventures for 2021.
Tracy Moseley - Life Behind the Bars
Season 1, Ep. 9
In this week’s episode, we chat to British Downhill and Enduro World Champion mountain biker, wife and mum of one, Tracy Moseley.Growing up on a dairy farm in Malvern, Tracy tells us how her childhood love of mountain biking has evolved to span a 20 year professional MTB career. With 15 World Enduro wins, 3 World Enduro championships and 2 World Cup Downhill Championships under her belt, not to mention biking trips to the Himalayas and the Andes, the Trek team coach has no plans to slow down any time soon.We hear from Tracy about how the mountain bike world has changed and evolved over the years, from tech and trails, to audience popularity and the Olympics, as well as how to cope with the pressure of competing and overcoming fears.
Christof NetteKoven - Exploring the Unknown
Season 1, Ep. 8
In this episode we chat toChristof Nettekoven, German expedition climber, alpinist explorer and devourer of cultural variety around the world. Christof has led expeditions to 5 first ascents in the past 5 years alone. Apart from unclimbed peaks, the pristine culture of mountain tribes along the way fascinate him the most. His documentary “Afghanistan´s Secret Peaks/Das andere Afghanistan” about Afghan nomads has been shown at several recent film festivals.Christof tells us about his recent trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and China, he recalls the different cultures he experienced, the hospitality of the people, his highlights and the challenges faced along the way. We find out what fuels his passion for exploring the unknown, plus Christof gives us his top tips for anyone looking to embark on their first adventure.
Megan Hine - Lead, Explore, Survive
Season 1, Ep. 7
In this episode, survival specialist, expedition leader, adventurer and author Megan Hine chats to us about her life and career, behind and in front of the camera. From her childhood day’s mountain climbing with her geologist father to her journeys through the Amazon meeting undiscovered people and cultures, we find out how Megan’s life has been shaped by her adventures.From her first forays into mountaineering, survival and bushcraft instruction she has been fascinated by the way the human mind deals with the hostile wilderness environment. Megan has become fascinated with exploring the psychology of Survival, building resilience and an understanding of mindfulness through extreme situations.Megan is also a passionate promoter of diversity in the outdoors and talks to us about the changes she’s seen in the way women are portrayed and included in the outdoor sector, why it’s important attitudes are starting to change and what she feels can be done to make her particular career path open and inclusive to all.